Native to Los Angeles, Evan Kahn has performed in concert halls across the globe and in 16 different states. Intensely passionate about new music and music of non-Western cultures, he has commissioned and premiered works by composers from around the world, including his father’s Cello Concerto. A recipient of an instrument grant from the Maestro Foundation, he has the great honor of playing on the foundation’s “Mendelsohn” cello, a 2001 instrument by Mario Miralles named after the foundation’s head, Aaron Mendelsohn. Evan plays with a Paul Martin Siefried bow, also leant to him by Maestro. Evan is working toward a Master’s in Chamber Music at San Francisco Conservatory of Music, studying with Jennifer Culp, and received his BFA at Carnegie Mellon University, studying with David Premo. This summer, he attended the Piatigorsky Cello Festival as one of 40 international fellows, and served as an Orchestral Leadership fellow at Aspen Music Festival and School. This fall, he will perform Shostakovich’s Concerto No. 1 with the SFCM orchestra, play two all-Beethoven chamber music concerts with pianist Paul Hersh, and present a concert of contemporary works for solo cello, including three world premieres. For more information and perofrmances, visit evandkahn.com.